I woke up from my slumber today to learn that it’s national napping day, or as I call it, Monday.
It seems to me that every other day is a nonsense national holiday, but napping is something I really can get behind. It makes sense, it’s the day after daylight savings and the human body can only consume so much coffee. I feel as if we as Americans have really turned our backs on napping. Maybe it’s because we view it as being lazy, or the fact you work three jobs to pay off student loans so napping isn’t even an option. Or it could be the fact we currently have a leader who claims he only needs 4 hours of sleep per night, which makes me super self-conscious about my desired 10-12.
I think we need to be more like Spain, who still has a siesta aka fancy word for nap worked into their daily routine after dinner. Napping is as much an instinct as it is a luxary, and I hope every commemorates today and accepts that fact that we shouldn’t show naps they’re special just today, but every day of the year.
One big napvocator is Corrine from the bachelor. She was a vocal napper who missed many important events due to overnapping, which can be a problem. But with proper dosage and knowledge of how an alarm clock works, naps can be efficient. helpful, and proven to boost your productivity.
My last question, how did this all start? Well, William Anthony, Ph.D., a Boston University Professor and his wife, Camille Anthony, created National Napping Day in 1999 as an effort to spotlight the health benefits to catching up on quality sleep. “We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time,”
God bless Dr. Anthony, Corinne from the Bachelor as well as my bed, couch, car seat, or anywhere else in this world I’ve caught some Z’s. Happy National Napping Day everybody.
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